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Lawn Boy Logic

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I want a PGR that has significant efficacy on ficus!
     
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just to revisit this topic. ...I have been using it with great results after some issues. For us we tried going on the lower side of the recommendation and using the 2 oz per gallon on the viburnum and while they did slow growth they did not do so in a manner which was acceptable to us in terms of what we thought it should do. Slower growth ment we were tipping he shrubs and not actually trimming per say...but still the time of going over there and using the manpower to perform that was against the point of the product.

    We then moved up to the higher rate of 3 oz per gallon directly after trimming viburnum. It is every thing I hoped it would be, very very limited growth and on some of our higher value homes, with them being surrounded with viburnums......it has paid for itself very easily.

    My question that remains however is that the label says 2oz for ligustrum and eugenia ....anyone every try the 3 oz rate on these two so you are not mixing up separate batches? The ligustrums if not cared for by a L and O company seem to hold very well....if they are getting treated then it does slow the trimming needs at the 2oz rate but does not limit it like it does with the 3 oz rate on viburnums. Your experiences.

    I did try like greendoctor said he did on some leggy hibiscus with good results too. I am sure it helped that I pruned them pretty hard right before as well....but it did work.
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    In hindsight aren't you glad you didn't go the granular route with all the rain we've had?
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  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes...it was challenging to get this sprayed at times with our rains. Sometimes we would trim a large hedge row ...it would be sun shinning and hot when we started the property....25 minutes later when finishing up....we were looking at rain clouds approaching. This stuff is not cheap so rather than risk it we would hold off and touch up shrubs at a later date and then spray. Overall ...good product with great results on the 3 oz rate for us on viburnum. If it was cheaper it would be great...but as in the rest of life good things tend to cost money.
     
  5. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How often are you watering the plants?
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nature has been drowning us almost daily. Plus the 90% humidity creates our very own greenhouse environment. Great joy to work in.
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  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Cutless G has always held my viburnum quite well. But I was stunned at how well Atrimmec holds silverthorn.
     
  8. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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    For ligustrum we have used the 2oz/gallon.

    However we wet the entire plant until the point of drip and then go back over again once it is dry. The 2nd application is focused on the top of the plant. On hot days and/or a heavy 2nd app. we have seen some burn. The next go around we are going to try the 2nd application in a few weeks after the 1st to see if that give us the control with out the burn.
     
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I forget that other partsfof the country get plenty of rain...we got humidity and heat, just scant rain...years ago when not much thought was given to watering every day on properties we'd kill ourselves trying to keep plants trimmed...then chenged to twice each week and magically less trimming was needed....
    That wouldn't apply where your at with all the rain
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea, we can't prune things into submission.
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